The first coat was Shabby Paints Vanilla Bear. It covered pretty well, but I touched up a few spots until it was completely covered.
I wanted a look of plaster, so using Shabby Paints Texture was a great way to achieve that. The Texture reminds me of hummus--it has a similar consistency and color. I wanted the top plaster-like coat to be white, so I mixed the Texture with Alamo White paint. I didn't pay close attention to the ratio, but I'd say it was about 1:1.
After it was well mixed, I dabbed it over the Vanilla Bear with a chip brush. I didn't cover completely as I wanted to see that first layer popping through.
This layer of Alamo White and Texture dried pretty quickly, and one coat was all that was necessary. I could have done a second coat to build it up more, which in retrospect I might have done. But it looked great with one coat too. I loved the raw, matte look that it had, but I decided to seal it with VAX so that it would be more cleanable. So again with a chip brush so that I could get in all the nooks and crannies, I applied the VAX.
I let everything dry and added some candles. Here is the final result-
I love the old world look that was created with Texture. Another Shabby Paints transformation is complete!
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